The images made by photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, also known as "the father of modern photojournalism," continue to inspire millions who, with their camera, attempt to capture life in this world as it unravels before them. Many of us strive to be more in-tuned with our surroundings that we can pick up on the beautiful amongst the mundane, hoping to have pressed the shutter button in time to capture it. This was something that Cartier-Bresson not only mastered, but lived. Having come across the following two videos, I cannot help but feel a deeper admiration for this man's work. His philosophy on photography, as well as thoughts on his own images gave me greater insight to what the craft meant to him. Experiences, memories, caught in a fraction of a second. "Life is once and forever." Here are two excerpts from documentaries filmed on the master photographer.
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